Youth Policy Coordination, Job Creation and reaping the Demographic dividend

I share in this article my thoughts on a number of issues raised during the Youth Development Minister - Mr Inunwa Abdul-Kadir’s, appearance on AIT’s 90 Minutes programme. I also make some recommendations which I hope would be of value to the work of the Federal Ministry of Youth Development. Definition of Youth The National …

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Call for papers: Amnesty and sustainable development in Nigeria

The Nigerian president recently inaugurated a committee to consider the possibility of a presidential amnesty for insurgents in the northern part of the country. Considering the critical importance of the subject of amnesty for security and safety, national integration and sustainable development, a discussion forum was convened on April 23, 2013 to discuss the implications …

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The Commonwealth Youth Development Index: Any value for youth development?

The Commonwealth Youth Development Index will likely be released next week at the meeting of Commonwealth Youth Ministers holding in Papua New Guinea. Below is a reflective piece prepared by me and Sanyi Emmanuel Sanyi, which is included in the YDI report.  --- The Commonwealth Youth Development Index (YDI) provides a measure of youth development outcomes …

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Tourism development: It’s integration or nothing at all!

The more one thinks about development policies currently being put in place or, in some cases, already operational, the more it is apparent that there is need for better integration and cross sectoral cooperation in the development of new policies. In fact, no sector’s role is useless (no matter how marginal) in deriving a new …

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